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Exiles want US-Cuba expansion.

The leading organization for Cuban exiles in Miami is calling on the White House to expand relations with Cuba, and funnel more public and private American money to the Cuban people, reports The NY Times (April 9, 2009):

A 14-page proposal from the Cuban American National Foundation, lays out what it calls "a break from the past" that would "chart a new direction for U.S.-Cuba policy." It amounts to the most significant rejection of an approach that it helped shape and limited contact with the island;

The foundation will probably face opposition from Florida's four Cuban-American Republican members of Congress--Sen. Mel Martinez and Reps. Mario and Lincoln Diaz-Balart, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who oppose engagement with Cuba unless Havana meets strict conditions. Mr. Hernandez, however, said the foundation would not be intimidated by the old guard to which it once belonged.
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Date:May 1, 2009
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